i was bad…AGAIN.
recently i have decided that i will forget about the fact that i am poor and just buy things. mostly this comes from my addiction to using coupons. if i have a coupon it causes me physical pain to not use it. thus i recently bought a new cookbook (its not gluten free)Williams-Sonoma Baking. i have wanted this for forever and well hopefully one day i will get the hang out gluten free flour and be able to make everything again. until then it will torture me and will look pretty on my shelf. if you do not own any williams-sonoma cookbooks i suggest you invest in this cookbook along with the baking one.
this is my next cookbook obsession (take note santa!)
and santa if you are feeling really generous maybe some of the tools that are suggested inside!
i also bought some stuff from pixie-chicago. i got it from the etsy shop with the 40% cyber monday discount, they also have a blog.
here is a peek of what i ordered:
NOT TO FEAR, i did not get both sets for me! one is a gift for a special couple!
(i may be delusional but i am fully aware that there is no one for me to combine my name; however i am actively looking)
i will most deff be posting about these items when they come. cassandra over at pixie was such a sweetheart and e-mailed me right away to make sure she had the order right!
i also think that i am heading over to starbucks to use my 15% off coupon that is good on via and mugs etc. today is the last day and i did just sub in KINDERGARTEN for 2 whole days. i deserve a little treat! (and now that mr. match has moved away there is no one to make me feel bad about the quanity of coffee mugs i have).
oh that will also be to make me feel better about the HOURS yes HOURS of work i have to do tonight because it is due at midnight. i am at 754 of 800 problems that i need to complete for my community college pre-calc class. if misery had a face it would be this class. but after tonight all i have left is the final and i am done.
i am swamped with work.
and I am recovering from my weekend with my family. so i will be therapy all week (joking, sort of)
after wednesday night i will post some really good blogs. promise. maybe even a gluten free cookie recipe that does not make sick and a recap of my amazing gluten free thanksgiving. no one in my family took me serious that the turkey had to be gluten free and my grandparents insisted that we eat an asian restaurant where the waitress was not sympathetic to my dietary needs and a mexican restaurant were no one spoke english. needless to say i was sick as a dog friday, saturday and sunday.
i’m back to gluten free but was soooo hungry today, ended up chowing down on left over potato chips and cookies as that was all i had that was 100% gluten free. i left all my flour at my grandmas so i am going to have to go out and buy more. i am thinking of getting a bunch of diff types and trying suggested mixtures. i will deff blog about my trials.
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if you want to order somthing from my etsy store don’t forget to use this coupon code: GOBBLE 25.
it is good for 25% off any order and is good from now until monday at 12pm!
so head on over to my etsy shop and start shopping!
happy thanksgiving dear reader. in the sprit of thanksgiving i will share what i am thankful
for five (if you missed this joke see this post).
1. my family
2. my friends
3. my heath and gluten free foods!
4. this blog and all my trusty readers
5. beleveder vodka gimlets
6. my daddy who is always as saturated with beverage as i am
k$ says he is thankful for:
1. lisa’s new car
2. my dogs
3. my new bike
5. my uncles, aunts and cousins
6. and scott (my cousins new husband)
7. junk food such as ho-hos and chocolate chip muffins.
8. that is all i know!
also i am thankful that k$ is apart of my family and we get to celebrate his 9th aniversary with my family on sunday!
also since i did go to school in ohio, and my little sister ajh did jump in mirror lake, i will give a big O-H
the coupon code will go up after we eat our big turkey dinner! happy thanksgiving again!
Ever feel like your being punished. You can’t really pinpoint who is punishing you or for what but you know your being punished.
Right now I feel that way. Well every time I have to go on car trip with my family I feel this way. I don’t know if its the fact that lisa constantly make the ehhsssshhh sound Every time pa-thug hits the breaks, the fact that k$ talks the whole time or the fact that I am squished in the back seat and feel like a hostage or a combo of all of the above. Regardless it feels like a punishment.
I really should not complain because I am so lucky to have a large extended family and parents who drive me to spend time with them. Its just that right now I have had enough!
Here is a sample of the non-stop chatter that has been ringing in my ear. At this point I would love for a tsa agent to violate me because it would get me out of this car!
Out of nowhere:
K$: ma I cannot wait till I turn 35.
K$ hits lisa again (this is the last straw)
Lisa: K$ STOP HITTING ME
K$: I cannot wait to turn 35
Lisa and pa-thug: why?
K$: then I can run for president! And we can all move into the white house together.
Pa-thug slams on brakes because of traffic
Lisa acts like her life is ending
K$: am (me) will you like living at the white house with me?
Me: no I like living alone
K$: but I will give you medicade when I am president!
I then busy out laughing.
K$: I will get you ensurance wireless too. 250 minutes for free and 250 text messages!
So this year on the eve of thanksgiving I would like to share that while I complain I am thankful for my family, I am thankful that k$ always adds hilarity to my life, lisa saves us from crashing into cars and helps pat to always stop a safe distance behind all other cars and for pa-thug for always driving us. No matter how much we all complain. Also that I have loved ones to visit!
Happy Thanksgiving! Remember to check back tomorrow for a coupon good from black Friday to cyber Monday!
i love cook books. i love the way they look, i love the suprises they have in them and i love love love buying them. that is until i had to look for a gluten free one.
normally i just go to to my trusty williams sonoma books, or america’s test kitchen however all these goodies are not availbale in gluten free.
additionally now that i have given up gluten, and have previously given up soy, i really have no plans on giving anything else up. so no thank you vegan, vegetarian, egg free or dairy free. i just basically want to know how to mix all these new flours so that i can successfully use them in my own recipes with the least amount of experimentation (because i am a poor graduate student who cannot afford to waste the precious xanthan gum i just bought with the money i got from selling my soul (well it was just subbing but still!).
and i have $10 in borders bucks as well as a 33% off coupon. I MUST FIND a cookbook…
but because time is waning and well i guess i will eventually find a good gluten free flour i could always get the book i have been wanting for a long time: williams sonoma baking.
i mean i will figure this flour thing out and then i will be able to make the things i have always loved… right?
and the winner is …
Jessia Lane. she is a fan of the facebook page! jessica please e-mail me with your info at asplashofhappy[at]gmail[dot]com
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yesterday i did a bad thing. i did a very bad thing. i went to j.crew. in an attempt to save money i have stayed FAR FAR FAR away from their website, catalogs and store. having done a lot of subbing lately and finding out that in january i get to go back on my dads health insurance i decided that i would go blow two months worth of health insurance at j.crew.
but it was not on just anything. you see, i need outfits for my cousins rehearsal dinner, family thanksgiving/Christmas eve parties and such. so i picked up the green skirt in the clipping below. i also got a top similar to the Alexander McQueen one for $9.99.
i have shoes similar to the jimmy choo’s they have a bow at the toe from j.crew last year. i have been searching for the perect pair of swiss dot tights and unfortunately these from modcloth are sold out. my search will have to continue.
i also ordered this turtleneck:
and the gray skirt below:
i own the other options and think this will be the perfect start to my student teaching.
i also think i might be EXTRA naughty and buy this skirt:
i mean i must have it and cannot really live without it right?
its just screaming christmas eve party.
the worst part of this little shopping spree is that i only got 4 items and should not feel guilty at all. because they are totally expand my wardrobe by like 200%. i also really want like so many more things and plus i have to get dress up (read not leggins or sweats or jeans) EVERY day next semester to student teach! (have i convinced you… i still feel guilty)
testing out a new feature. http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2010/11/05/bring-tweets-to-your-content/
unfortunately i cannot figure out how to get it to work.
figured it out!!! wahooo
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